Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
- In game one, she was white against Foisor, who outranks her by some 400 points. Still, Fan fought for game 1 for 74 moves before resigning.
- What did Yun Fan do in Game 2? She was white once again, and she lost to Zenyuk, who outranks her by some 350 points. It took Zenyuk 60 moves to win.
- In Game 3, Fan had the black pieces, playing against Tsaagan. It took Tsaagan 101 moves to defeat Fan, despite outranking her by a little over 200 points.
- And now today, in Game 4, Fan with white manages a draw against Krush, who outranks her by over 500 points, in 39 moves.
I'm sure no expert, but my overall impression from today's games was that the chess femmes who hadn't played up to their potential struck back today, and they struck back with a vengence, forcing draws against all odds.
Tomorrow is R 5, and Friday is a rest day, before the final 4 games start. Who's the dark horse? My gut tells me there is one here, and I don't know that we've seen her make her moves yet. But, darlings - don't take my skills as a Sybyl to the bank :)
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
All Queens Chess Day will be held on October 18th from 1-4 pm at Bookmans on Speedway and Wilmot. This free chess event will feature:
- Opening ceremony celebration featuring Vice Mayor Regina Romero, City Council Member Nina Trasoff, City Council Member Karin Uhlich, and First Lady of Tucson Beth Walkup
- Free chess tournament for women and girls
- Free beginner chess workshops for everyone (boys and girls)
- Free chess/arts and crafts station provided by Bookmans